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Algorithm Development for Reconfigurable Computing Architectures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83340
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-017-0015
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MNB TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1194 E Winners Cir. Bloomington, IN 47401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Algorithm Development for Reconfigurable Computing Architectures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0126
Award Amount: $99,958.00
 

Abstract:

High performance reconfigurable computing (HPRC) is an expanding technology offering workstations and small clusters performance levels previously reserved for large-scale systems populating the "Supercomputing 500" list. However, the lack of open-source libraries of generically applicable numeric methods (i.e. BLAS, LAPACK, Numeric Recipes, etc.) optimized for FPGA embodiment has hindered adoption of HPRC by mainstream technical/scientific computing users. MNB Technologies and our academic partner, The Ohio State University, will simplify the HPRC development model. The approach has four thrust areas: 1) partially automating the process of developing HPRC optimized HDL from symbolic math, 2) extending HDL customization capabilities enabling hierarchical modeling using generic cores automatically customized for the target platform, 3) creation of a standard modeling and validation framework for quick and economical population of the library by the open source community, and 4) creation of a model integration tool "plug-in" for common application development environments. This approach provides an open-source use model for disadvantaged users and considerable commercialization opportunities for proprietary extensions to service both the HPRC and EDA (electronic design automation) market segments.

Principal Investigator:

Nicola V. Granny
Chairman & CTO
8128248226
ngranny@mnbtech.com

Business Contact:

Nicola V. Granny
Chariman & CTO
8128248226
ngranny@mnbtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MNB TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
501 N Morton St Suite 106AB2 Bloomington, IN 47404

EIN/Tax ID: 200860069
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE OHIO STATE UNIV.
154 W. 12th Avenue
Attn: OSU Research Foundation
Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: Lisa Jones
Contact Phone: (614) 247-8348
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university